Creating the Perfect 4th of July Decor for a Backyard Barbecue

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I am so excited about the decor and fabrics I found at JOANN for my 4th of July decor. I know there is no red, but I love gold, navy and white! And wait until you see the fabric with the names of the fifty states!

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My Favorite Outdoor Summer Party

Summer is here and nothing is better than entertaining outside. Today I have joined several bloggers to share our favorite outdoor summer party. It was difficult to pick my favorite outdoor party. We have hosted a lot of amazing dinners this last year, including a dinner on the beach, a dinner club party in our backyard and Andrew and Charlotte’s Engagement party. But the one outdoor summer party that holds a special place in my heart was when we hosted the Engagement Party in our backyard for my son Andrew and his fiance Charlotte.

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My Favorite Strawberry Crumble Muffin Recipe

strawberry crumble recipe

Yum! Strawberries are fresh and plentiful so it makes sense I would be part of a blog hop featuring some really fabulous strawberry recipes! Today I am sharing my Strawberry Crumble Recipe and all of my boys will gladly state how good these muffins really are! It’s a good thing I was able to get some good photos before they started to disappear.

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DIY Ideas to Personalize a Wedding


DIY Wedding Ideas

In the past few years, we have hosted an Engagement Party, a bridal shower and a Rehearsal Dinner at our home. These events have been my favorite and I love that I was able to include some creative DIY projects to make these events even more special. Today I am sharing my favorite DIY ideas to personalize a wedding event. Plus, I have teamed up with some other bloggers who are also sharing their ideas. Be sure to scroll down to see them!

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How to Set the Perfect Outdoor Table

outdoor dinner party

When I was asked to be part of an Outdoor Blog Hop I knew I had to do something about setting outdoor tables. We love to entertain and nothing makes me happier than being able to surprise my guests with a fun outdoor table. Today I am going to share some of the tables I have created this past year with hopes I can inspire you to set the perfect outdoor table too.

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Pepper Jelly and Jam Recipes

Cranberry Pepper Jam canning

Making and canning jam is a fun and easy project. I have made strawberry and mixed berry jam before but for the first time, I made Pepper Jam. I love having items in my pantry that I can use to make a great appetizer. Pepper jam works wonderfully on a charcuterie board or with baked brie for a quick and easy appetizer. Today I am going to share two wonderful pepper jelly and jam recipes.

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